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Developer Joshua Ashton today announced a brand new and rather large release of D9VK, the D3D9 to Vulkan layer for use with Wine.

New features making it into this release includes fixed function support for everything but "lighting, texcoord transforms, spheremap texcoords and constant texture arg", noting that it should work well enough for most games "if you can deal with with them being fullbright". Also implemented as of this release is GetGammaRamp, ColorFill, disjointed timestamp queries, Hardware Cursor support, a way to workaround resource hazards (only necessary on AMD) and more.

D9VK 0.13 also has a bunch of performance and optimization work included in this round too, along with various bug fixes which should help titles like Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Mass Effect: 2, Assassin's Creed, Lego Star Wars Saga and more.

For those who plan on using it, I will quote their important notes you should follow:

Please do not use wine's d3d9x or d3dcompiler with d9vk. They make invalid API calls and generate bad shaders. I cannot stress this enough.

If you are compiling with MinGW, please use the dwarf2 exception patch to improve performance.

See the full release notes here.

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Tags: Vulkan, Wine
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Liam Dawe 9 Jul, 2019
Quoting: GuestIs D9VK suffering from the same Nvidia crashes as DXVK due to memory fragmentation?
Bloodstained keeps crashing on my nvidia 770 card
Not sure, but it seems NVIDIA have jumped in to try and get more feedback.
Ehvis 9 Jul, 2019
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There is at least one crash report for nvidia for Borderlands 2. But that one crashes so quickly with so little vram usage, that I highly doubt it's related to fragmentation.
Arehandoro 9 Jul, 2019
All glory to the hypnotoad!


Last edited by Arehandoro on 9 July 2019 at 3:26 pm UTC
mrdeathjr 9 Jul, 2019
This is some titles running with d9vk:

The Saboteur



Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4UzCNMhzEc

With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + Zalman CNPS 10x Performa+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYBpkds_MLc

D9VK With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + Zalman CNPS 10x Performa+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKFFhPzlK5Y


Ms Splosion Man



Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uO_mznMe-M

D9VK With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + Zalman CNPS 10x Performa+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_sQMNmpusk


G-Force



Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiFikuk8vnI

D9VK With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + Zalman CNPS 10x Performa+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5N6WPHO_2g


Anno 1701



Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqVbmLQetFA

D9VK With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + Zalman CNPS 10x Performa+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=090W5RCRFFE

^_^


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Purple Library Guy 9 Jul, 2019
Quoting: ArehandoroAll glory to the hypnotoad!
Meh. The first nine seasons were great, but after that it really went downhill.
rustybroomhandle 9 Jul, 2019
Have been trying Dragon's Dogma with this and it does seem to work quite well. May have to go plumb the depths of my Steam library to see what else I could throw at it.
ageres 9 Jul, 2019
Quoting: EhvisThere is at least one crash report for nvidia for Borderlands 2. But that one crashes so quickly with so little vram usage, that I highly doubt it's related to fragmentation.
I haven't tried v0.13 yet, but with the previous version Borderlands 2 crashes for me as soon as I load the latest saved game and it consumes 2 GB of VRAM.
Ehvis 9 Jul, 2019
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Quoting: ageres
Quoting: EhvisThere is at least one crash report for nvidia for Borderlands 2. But that one crashes so quickly with so little vram usage, that I highly doubt it's related to fragmentation.
I haven't tried v0.13 yet, but with the previous version Borderlands 2 crashes for me as soon as I load the latest saved game and it consumes 2 GB of VRAM.

Something like that, but that's only a fraction of my vram.
x_wing 9 Jul, 2019
Quoting: Ehvis
Quoting: ageres
Quoting: EhvisThere is at least one crash report for nvidia for Borderlands 2. But that one crashes so quickly with so little vram usage, that I highly doubt it's related to fragmentation.
I haven't tried v0.13 yet, but with the previous version Borderlands 2 crashes for me as soon as I load the latest saved game and it consumes 2 GB of VRAM.

Something like that, but that's only a fraction of my vram.

Check Liam's link

Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: GuestIs D9VK suffering from the same Nvidia crashes as DXVK due to memory fragmentation?
Bloodstained keeps crashing on my nvidia 770 card
Not sure, but it seems NVIDIA have jumped in to try and get more feedback.
Arehandoro 9 Jul, 2019
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: ArehandoroAll glory to the hypnotoad!
Meh. The first nine seasons were great, but after that it really went downhill.

I haven't watched it in ages, probably since that 9th or even earlier. I guess it was around the same time The Simpsons went downhill as well. Even the new that got released on Netflix is quite 'meh' as well.
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